Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer has been a long-term goal for the team over a CD Projekt Red, but thanks to a fairly bumpy launch and focus on subsequent updates, the mode hasn’t been turned into a reality. Since the 1.5 update, which brought much-needed next-gen improvements, the developer has been pretty much silent on the possibility of a multiplayer open-world.
While there are rumours still swirling that CD Projekt has ‘cancelled’ the mode, there’s been no official confirmation as of yet. And now that the game is in a reasonably decent playable state, it’s hoped that the developer would reconsider its position and bring what would be an incredibly immersive multiplayer mode to life.
So here’s everything we know about the rumoured Cyberpunk 2077 release date, including if we can expect it at all, and how those neon-soaked streets will play out on PC and console if you ever get the chance to explore Night City with a friend.
Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer release date speculation
Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer does not currently have a release date – but for good reason. After the game launched in a less than satisfactory state, CD Projekt Red shifted its focus onto fixing the bugs and making the game playable. While the multiplayer release date is still set as 2022 – it’s looking more and more likely this’ll be in 2023 if it happens at all.
That’s because in a statement made in March 2021, CEO Adam Kicinski said the company “decided to reconsider” making a multiplayer Cuberpunk game its focus.
However, since the 1.5 update the game is in a much more stable state, and multiplayer looks much more likely. Whether this will be in one of the promised DLC packages or not though remains to be seen.
Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer gameplay
CD Projekt Red hasn’t revealed much about the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer experience, but what we do know is that the studio isn’t a fan of people describing it as a ‘mode’ Kicinski has said in the past that the team think of it as a “standalone product.”
In other words, if it happens, Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer is going to be big and could resemble open-world online experiences like Grand Theft Auto V. Of course, we’re speculating a little here, but there is a real chance that based on the fact multiplayer is being developed separately, that it’ll have its own storylines and missions for you to interact with either alone or with friends. There also might be the chance for players to set up their own role-playing servers, which have proved a major factor in GTA V’s continued popularity despite coming out over seven years ago.
It could also take the form of something similar to Bethesda’s online portrayal of the Fallout universe, Fallout 76. This took the series into the multiplayer realm for the first time, and while it was a right mess on release and struggled to gain popularity, the premise of taking some of Fallout’s single-player mechanics and chucking them into an online co-op space was exciting.
Moving away from speculation, we also know that Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer will have microtransactions – although we’re not sure in what form just yet.